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 Genetic polymorphisms associated with cardiovascular diseases, methods of detection and uses thereof patent thumbnailGenetic polymorphisms associated with cardiovascular diseases, methods of detection and uses thereof
The present invention provides compositions and methods based on genetic polymorphisms that are associated with cardiovascular diseases, particularly coronary heart disease (especially myocardial infarction) or hypertension. For example, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, variant proteins encoded by these nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and variant proteins, and methods of using the nucleic acid molecules and proteins as well as methods of using reagents for their detection..
University Of Texas Board Of Regents


 Use of pimobendan for the reduction of heart size and/or the delay of onset of clinical symptoms in patients with asymptomatic heart failure due to mitral valve disease patent thumbnailUse of pimobendan for the reduction of heart size and/or the delay of onset of clinical symptoms in patients with asymptomatic heart failure due to mitral valve disease
The invention relates to pimobendan for use in a method of reducing the heart size and/or delaying the onset of clinical symptoms in a patient suffering from asymptomatic (occult, preclinical) heart failure, preferably congestive heart failure, due to mitral valve disease (mvd), and/or delaying the onset of heart failure, preferably congestive heart failure, in a patient suffering from asymptomatic (occult, preclinical) heart failure, preferably congestive heart failure, due to mitral valve disease (mvd), wherein the patient is preferably a mammal, more preferably a human, a dog, a cat or a horse, and most preferably a dog.. .
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Gmbh


 Trans-aortic delivery system with containment capsule centering device patent thumbnailTrans-aortic delivery system with containment capsule centering device
heart valve delivery systems and methods of delivering and implanting heart valves using delivery catheters are disclosed. The delivery systems can include a handle assembly which can include a first control mechanism, a second control mechanism, and a decoupling mechanism.
Medtronic Vascular Galway


 Heart valve prosthesis patent thumbnailHeart valve prosthesis
A heart valve prosthesis (1), including: a stent framework (2), which can be transferred from a collapsed state into an expanded state, in which the stent framework (2) extends along an axis (a′), wherein the stent framework (2) has a plurality of struts (20, 24), which form a plurality of cells (21a, 21b, 25) connected to one another; and a heart valve (3), which is fixed to the stent framework (2). In accordance with the invention, the thickness (d′) of the struts varies in the peripheral direction (u) of the expanded stent framework (2)..
Biotronik Ag


 Thorascopic heart valve repair method and apparatus patent thumbnailThorascopic heart valve repair method and apparatus
An instrument for performing thorascopic repair of heart valves includes a shaft for extending through the chest cavity and into a heart chamber providing access to a valve needing repair. A movable tip on the shaft is operable to capture a valve leaflet and a needle is operable to penetrate a capture valve leaflet and draw the suture therethrough.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research


 Detection apparatus, detection method, and program patent thumbnailDetection apparatus, detection method, and program
There is provided a detection apparatus including: a heartbeat sensor that includes a plurality of electrodes and is configured to detect a first detection signal indicating heartbeat of a detection target via the plurality of electrodes; a pulse wave sensor configured to detect a second detection signal indicating a pulse wave of the detection target; and a processing unit configured to detect a pulse of the detection target on the basis of the first detection signal and the second detection signal.. .
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.


 Polygraph patent thumbnailPolygraph
A method comprising measuring skin conductivity level of a human subject responsive to a series of preliminary questions; measuring skin conductivity level of the human subject in response to a series of control questions; and in case that a sympathetic activation is detected, finding the authenticity of the response to the control question by comparing the recovery time of skin conductivity level for the control question with the basic recovery time. Further, a method comprising measuring heartbeat of a human subject responsive to a series of preliminary questions to which the answer is known, to derive a level of coherence of the heartbeat being a baseline heartbeat coherence level; presenting the human subject with a series of control questions, and finding the authenticity of a response to a relevant question by comparing the heartbeat coherence detected with the baseline heartbeat coherence and the unbalanced heartbeat coherence..
Reflection Technologies Ltd.


 Method and device for managing instant communication application program, and mobile terminal thereof patent thumbnailMethod and device for managing instant communication application program, and mobile terminal thereof
A method and device for managing an instant communication application program, and a mobile terminal thereof are provided. The method includes: when an upper-layer application processor (ap) side of a mobile terminal is in a standby state, an instant communication application program is prevented from sending a heartbeat packet to a network server through the upper-layer ap side; and the instant communication application program is replaced to send the heartbeat packet of the instant communication application program to the corresponding network server..
Zte Corporation


 Method for heartbeat packet processing by using proxy, apparatus, and communications system patent thumbnailMethod for heartbeat packet processing by using proxy, apparatus, and communications system
The embodiments of the present invention provide a method for heartbeat packet processing by using a proxy, an apparatus, and a communications system. The method includes: receiving, by a host, a first heartbeat packet sent by a first application in a client, where the client is a terminal that accesses the host by using a short range communications technology; and determining, by the host according to the first heartbeat packet and a first preset list, whether the first application is included in the first preset list.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


 Left heart vent catheter patent thumbnailLeft heart vent catheter
A method for venting the left ventricle of a patient's heart includes the step of providing a left heart vent catheter that includes an elongate tube having a hollow passageway. The catheter is provided with a plurality of openings and a balloon near the distal end.

Apparatus for performing peritoneal ultrafiltration

An apparatus for ultrafiltration of a patient being overhydrated due to congestive heart failure, comprising a tube set including a connector for connection to a patient line for access to the peritoneal cavity of the patient. A flow pump is arranged for addition and removal outflow and inflow (recirculation) of fluid from/to the peritoneal cavity.
Triomed Ab

A device for generating bilateral pressure impulses

Disclosed is an electromechanical device generating bilateral pressure impulses, wherein the alternative and specular movement of the homologous cursors (cv, co), pacing one of the cartesian axes, exclusively manages mobile cores (nem) of electromagnets (em) with planned solicitation, for supplying the necessary mechanical energy for the correct working of operating machines of different kinds, and in particular of a permanent artificial heart.. .

Chelator-targeting ligand conjugates for cardiovascular imaging

Disclosed are methods of imaging a site in a heart of a subject to detect cardiovascular disease that involve stressing a subject, administering to the stressed subject an effective amount of a radionuclide-labeled chelator-glucose analog conjugate, and imaging the heart of the subject by detecting a signal generated by the conjugate in the heart of the subject. Also disclosed are methods of imaging a peripheral blood vessel in a subject by using a detectable amount of a radionuclide-labeled chelator-glucose analog conjugate.
Cell>point, Llc

Methods of implanting a cardiac implant with integrated suture fasteners

A cardiac implant system including a cardiac implant such as an annuloplasty ring, a prosthetic heart valve, or a valved conduit pre-assembled at the time of manufacture with devices for securing the implant to a heart valve annulus using knotless suture fasteners. The knotless suture fasteners may be embedded within a pliant sealing edge of the cardiac implant, or they may be positioned adjacent to the sealing edge.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Method for treating an aortic valve

A method of implanting a prosthetic heart valve includes advancing the prosthetic heart valve in a radially-contracted configuration into an annulus of a native aortic valve. The prosthetic heart valve includes a self-expanding body and a plurality of leaflets fastened to the body.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Surgical heart valves adapted for post-implant expansion

A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein is disclosed, together with methods of using same. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally expanded form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon or other mechanical expander..
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Expandable surgical heart valve indicators

A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and for post-implant expansion and having a valve-type indicator thereon visible from outside the body post-implant. The indicator communicates information about the valve, such as the size or orifice diameter of the valve, and/or that the valve has the capacity for post-implant expansion.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Heart valve prosthesis

Mitral valve prosthesis are disclosed that include a frame or support structure having an inflow portion, a valve-retaining tubular portion and a pair of support arms. The inflow portion radially extends from a first end of the valve-retaining tubular portion and the pair of support arms are circumferentially spaced apart and radially extend from an opposing second end of the valve-retaining tubular portion.
Medtronic, Inc

Spacer for securing a transcatheter valve to a bioprosthetic cardiac structure

A spacer for creating a docking station for a transcatheter heart valve is provided. The spacer changes an effective diameter and/or a shape of an implanted bioprosthetic structure such as a bioprosthetic heart valve or annuloplasty ring, providing a supporting structure into which the transcatheter valve expands without over expanding.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Dual sterilization containment vessel

The disclosure pertains to a vessel for holding replacement heart valves and associated positioning and installation apparatus which is configured and adapted to contain a biocidal sterilization fluid during and following exposure of a delivery system for the replacement heart valve to sterilization by ionizing radiation and methods of use therefor. The vessel includes a shield which limits exposure of biologically derived material therein to radiation.
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.

Femoral drape

A sterile femoral drape intended to be placed over a surgical patient lying on an operating table to isolate the patient during the surgical procedure, the drape comprising a top sheet of bio-impermeable material of a length and width greater than a conventional operating table such that the top sheet fully encompasses the patient and drapes over the lateral side edges and the bottom (foot) edge of the table. Femoral access holes located proximate to the patient's groin are provided to allow access to the patient's femoral artery during heart catheterizations or other surgical procedures.

Methods & systems to determine multi-parameter managed alarm hierarchy during patient monitoring

The present specification discloses systems and methods of patient monitoring in which multiple sensors are used to detect physiological parameters and the data from those sensors are correlated to determine if an alarm should, or should not, be issued, thereby resulting in more precise alarms and fewer false alarms. Electrocardiogram readings can be combined with invasive blood pressure, non-invasive blood pressure, and/or pulse oximetry measurements to provide a more accurate picture of pulse activity and patient respiration.
Spacelabs Healthcare Llc

Closure and ablation of body viscera and conduits

Devices and methods can be used to treat heart conditions. Some such devices include endocardial occlusion and ablation devices.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Heartbeat detection method and heartbeat detection device

A heartbeat detection device includes a difference value calculation unit (3) for calculating, from a sampling data sequence of an electrocardiographic waveform of a living body, one of an amount of change and a degree of change of sampling data for each sampling time, a multiplication unit (4) for calculating, for each sampling time, a product by multiplying one of an amount of change and a degree of change of the sampling data at a time k by one of the sampling data at the time k and sampling data at a time before the time k by a predetermined time t, a peak detection unit (5) for detecting a peak of the product, and a heartbeat time determination unit (6) for setting time of the peak of the product as a heartbeat time.. .
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

Monitoring a condition of a subject

Apparatus for monitoring a clinical condition of a subject is described. At least one motion sensor detects motion of the subject and generates a sensed motion signal responsive to the sensed motion.
Earlysense Ltd.

Elisa for vegf

The vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf) activity in a patient's bloodstream or other biological sample can serve as a diagnostic and prognostic index for cancer, diabetes, heart conditions, and other pathologies. Antibody-sandwich elisa methods and kits for vegf as an antigen are provided to detect types of vegf levels in biological samples from animal models and human patients and can be used as a diagnostic/prognostic index..
Genentech, Inc.

Heart valve repair devices for placement in ventricle and delivery systems for implanting heart valve repair devices

Devices and methods for the repair of the functioning of heart valves are provided. A device may comprise a ventricular winding having a generally spiral shape, wherein the device is free of any atrial stabilizing section.
Mitralix Ltd.

Delivery system for prosthetic heart valve

A delivery apparatus for implanting a prosthetic implant in a native lumen of the body includes a handle portion, and a first shaft extending from and movable relative to the handle portion. The first shaft has a proximal end portion coupled to the handle portion and a distal end portion.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Expandable annulus sealing ring for stented minimally invasive heart valve prostheses

The invention relates to a medical implant, comprising an expandable structure (100) which is designed to be expanded from a crimped state into an expanded state, wherein the structure (100) forms a tubular scaffolding in the expanded state, and wherein the structure (100) comprises a plurality of first struts (101) arranged along a periphery of the structure in said expanded state. According to the invention, the first struts (101) each comprise a recess (o), wherein the medical implant (1) further comprises a sealing member (200) arranged in said recesses (o), wherein said sealing member (200) is formed annularly in said expanded state..
Universitat Zurich

Stented prosthetic heart valve having wrap and methods of delivery and deployment

Systems and methods of delivering and deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve having a wrap that is automatically deployed to prevent or mitigate paravalvular leakage. In various embodiments, during transcatheter delivery of the stented prosthetic heart valve, the wrap is extends beyond a stent frame of the stented prosthetic heart valve so that the profile of the stented prosthetic heart valve is not increased during delivery.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Reduced profile prosthetic heart valve

A prosthetic heart valve may include a stent body with a plurality of cells arranged in circumferential rows and a cuff attached to the stent. A leaflet attachment panel may be attached to and span a portion of one of the cells.
Stjude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Heartbeat packet timer identification method, and device

A heartbeat packet timer identification method and a device, where the identification method is performed by a device that sets a timer, and the method includes determining, in a data packet transmitted by the device, each associated data packet corresponding to each timing end moment of the timer and determining, according to each associated data packet and each timing end moment of the timer, whether the timer is a heartbeat packet timer set by the device for transmitting a heartbeat packet. With reference to a data packet transmitted by a device and each associated data packet that corresponds to each timing end moment of a timer, the heartbeat packet timer identification method and the device may determine with relatively high accuracy whether the timer is a heartbeat packet timer..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Client-side fault tolerance in a publish-subscribe system

To provide client-side fault-tolerance in a publish-subscribe system, a message is received on a channel from a server. At a function executing using a processor and a memory, a determination is made whether the message contains a heartbeat data.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and detecting connectivity

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and an apparatus for detecting connectivity. An sdn device transmits a session negotiation packet to a second network element, where the session negotiation packet is used to negotiate a link between a first network element and the second network element, and the first network element is located in an sdn network; the sdn device obtains a response message returned by the second network element to determine that the link is negotiated successfully; and the sdn device transmits a heartbeat packet to the second network element, where the heartbeat packet is used to detect connectivity of the link.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

System and determining consensus within a distributed database

A system and method for determining consensus within a distributed database are provided. According to one aspect, a protocol is provided that reduces or eliminates heartbeat communication between nodes of a replica set.

Systems and methods for improved detection of processor hang and improved recovery from processor hang in a computing device

Systems and methods are disclosed for improved processor hang detection. An exemplary method comprises setting a timer with a hang threshold value for each of a plurality of processors of a system on a chip (soc).
Qualcomm Incorporated

Compounds, compositions and methods

Certain substituted urea derivatives selectively modulate the cardiac sarcomere, for example by potentiating cardiac myosin, and are useful in the treatment of systolic heart failure including congestive heart failure.. .
Cytokinetics, Incorporated

Stimulator, pump & composition

Described is a low voltage, pulsed electrical stimulation device for controlling expression of, for example, follistatin, a muscle formation promotion protein, by tissues. Epicardial stimulation is especially useful for heart treatment.
Calxstars Business Accelerator, Inc.

Pharmaceutical composition, methods for treating and uses thereof

The present invention relates to methods for preventing or treating acute or chronic heart failure and for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death, hospitalization for heart failure and other conditions in patients with preserved or reduced ejection fraction by administering empagliflozin to the patient.. .
Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh

Multi-stranded heat set annuloplasty rings

An annuloplasty repair segment for heart valve annulus repair. In one embodiment a multi-stranded cable replaces solid core wire for both the tricuspid and mitral valves.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Leaflet attachment for function in various shapes and sizes

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent and a plurality of commissure features disposed on the stent. A collapsible and expandable valve assembly includes a plurality of leaflets connected to the plurality of commissure features, each commissure feature including a body having a proximal end and a distal end.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and making same

A method of making a replacement heart valve device whereby a fragment of biocompatible tissue material is treated and soaked in one or more alcohol solutions and a solution of glutaraldehyde. The dried biocompatible tissue material is folded and rehydrated in such a way that forms a two- or three-leaflet/cusp valve without affixing of separate cusps or leaflets or cutting slits into the biocompatible tissue material to form the cusps or leaflets.
Colibri Heart Valve Llc

Repositionable heart valve and method

A method for percutaneously replacing a heart valve of a patient. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of percutaneously delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration in which the anchor contacts tissue at a first anchor site; repositioning the anchor to a second anchor site; and deploying the anchor at the second anchor site..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

System and transcatheter heart valve platform

A method for delivering a platform for reinforcing an annulus of a mitral valve: passing a catheter having a sheath covering a tube formed from a metal into the left atrium, the tube including: an annular portion defining at least one opening, a plurality of upper elements attached to an upper perimeter of the annular portion and extending axially, and a plurality of lower elements attached to a lower perimeter of the annular portion. Inserting the tube into the annulus of the mitral valve; withdrawing the sheath, but leaving the sheath covering the annular portion and the upper elements; bending the lower elements until the lower elements extend radially so as to be positioned beneath the mitral valve; then withdrawing the sheath from covering the annular portion and the upper elements; bending the upper elements until the upper elements extend radially so as to be positioned above the mitral valve..
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Diagnosis support apparatus, operating method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A diagnosis support apparatus for physiological monitoring includes a data acquisition device for obtaining information of a heartbeat waveform of an examinee. An extractor extracts blood pressure fluctuations based on changes of blood pressure of the examinee from the heartbeat waveform.
Fujifilm Corporation

System and determining consensus within a distributed database

A system and method for determining consensus within a distributed database are provided. According to one aspect, a protocol is provided that reduces or eliminates heartbeat communication between nodes of a replica set.

Device, system, and transcatheter treatment of valvular regurgitation

The invention relates to a device for use in the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve regurgitation, specifically a coaptation assistance element for implantation across the valve; a system including the coaptation assistance element and anchors for implantation; a system including the coaptation assistance element and delivery catheter; and a method for transcatheter implantation of a coaptation element across a heart valve.. .
Middle Peak Medical, Inc.

Heart valve leaflet replacement same

A prosthetic heart valve for treatment of a diseased heart valve having native anterior and posterior leaflets that move between an open configuration and a closed position to regulate blood flow through the heart valve during a cardiac cycle of a heart. The prosthetic heart valve having a crescent shaped stent, at least one prosthetic leaflet mounted on an inner surface of the stent, and at least one prong structure coupling a portion of the at least one prosthetic leaflet to a lower ventricular portion of the stent frame.
Dura Biotech

Transcatheter stented prosthetic heart valve delivery devices

Disclosed embodiments and methods provide solutions for coupling and decoupling of a delivery device from a stented prosthetic heart valve with one or more release mechanisms. In situations when one or more sutures get tangled or caught upon attempted retraction of the delivery device and sutures after deployment of the stented prosthetic heart valve, a secondary release mechanism can be provided to sever the suture(s) or release the suture(s) from the delivery device.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Stented prosthetic heart valve having a wrap and delivery devices

Stented prosthetic heart valves comprising a stent frame having a compressed arrangement for delivery within a patient's vasculature and an expanded arrangement for deployment within a native heart valve. The stented prosthetic heart valves including a paravalvular leakage prevention or mitigation wrap that encircles a stent frame and is formed of a flexible material having a variable diameter defined by a greatest distance between the wrap and the stent frame.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Evaluating prosthetic heart valve placement

A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an anatomical region of interest that includes the structure of interest, wherein each depiction shows the structure of interest and/or the blood pool volume of the left ventricular outflow tract (lvot) of the patient's heart.
Henry Ford Health System

Pericardial modification devices and methods

Devices and methods are described for the treatment of heart conditions such as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, including diastolic heart failure, by performing a pericardial modification procedure. Intraoperative test procedures for assessing the efficacy of the pericardial modification procedure are also described..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Ultrasonic diagnostic device

A region of interest setting unit sets a region of interest within image data for a tomographic image. The region of interest setting unit sets the region of interest to the heart of an embryo and partitions the region of interest into a plurality of blocks.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Monitoring procedure for early warning of cardiac episodes

Provided are methods and systems for monitoring cardiac function. A series of heartbeat waveforms is collected during a pre-determined time period.
Chronisense Medical Ltd.

Heartbeat detection method and heartbeat detection device

A heartbeat detection device includes a peak search unit (4) for searching for one of a peak at which a value m obtained from a sampling data sequence of an electrocardiographic waveform of a living body changes from an increase to a decrease and a peak at which the value m changes from a decrease to an increase, and a heartbeat time determination unit (5) for checking the value m in a predetermined time domain before a time of the peak and the value m in a predetermined time domain after the time of the peak, and setting the time of the peak as a heartbeat time if differences between the value m at the time of the peak and the values m in the predetermined time domains are not smaller than a predetermined amount.. .
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

Method and device for determining and presenting surface charge and dipole densities on cardiac walls

The invention discloses a method, a system, a computer program and a device for determining the surface charge and/or dipole densities on heart walls. Using the foregoing, a table of dipole densities ν(p′, t) and/or a table of surface charge densities ρ(p′, t) of a given heart chamber can be generated..

Intrinsic frequency hemodynamic waveform analysis

Hardware and software methodology are described for cardiac health measurement. Hemodynamic waveforms variously acquired for a subject are analyzed to calculate or approximate intrinsic frequencies in two domains in two domains across the dicrotic notch.
California Institute Of Technology

Methods and systems for presenting an alert when leaving a direct-mode coverage area

At least one embodiment takes the form of a process carried out by a given mobile radio in a group of mobile radios. The process includes broadcasting heartbeat messages in accordance with a group-wide symmetric-timing protocol and maintaining an in-range list of mobile radios.
Motorola Solutions, Inc

Distributed scheduling systems for digital magazine

A distributed scheduling system is provided for scheduling tasks of providing content items in a digital magazine and verifying completion of tasks performed in a dynamic and scalable way. The distributed scheduling system includes multiple execution devices for executing tasks for generating and presenting the digital magazine, and multiple task service devices for verifying completion of tasks performed by the execution devices.
Flipboard, Inc.

Real-time quality of service monitoring apparatus and method

Provided herein is a real-time qos monitoring apparatus, including an application registration unit configured to register at least one monitoring target application program for qos measurement; a function explorer unit configured to detect user-defined functions in application code of the at least one monitoring target application program; a loop-statement explorer unit configured to detect loop-statements in the application code; a user-defined location explorer unit configured to detect user-defined locations in the application code; and a heartbeat generator configured to generate a plurality of heartbeat calls to correspond to the functions detected by the function finder, the loop-statements detected by the loop finder, and the user-defined locations detected by the user-defined location finder. Accordingly, there are provided a real-time qos monitoring apparatus and method, which may measure qos in real time without additionally modifying the application program..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Method for detecting the status of a home automation device

This invention discloses a method of using a cloud server to remotely detect the status of a home automation gateway of a home security and automation network. According to this invention, the home automation gateway of the home security and automation network periodically sends heartbeat packets to a cloud server.
Wireless Input Technology, Inc.

User identification via motion and heartbeat waveform data

The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems to identify a user of a wearable fitness monitor using data obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Data obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor and data obtained from heartbeat waveform sensors of the wearable fitness monitor may be used to identify the user..
Fitbit, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for improving health outcomes of preterm infants

Adverse effects of pain in a premature infant, especially a very or extremely premature infant may be ameliorated by exposing the infant to stimuli comprising one or more of vertical oscillating motion simulating breathing, skin contact with an interface that mimics human skin and exposure to sounds and/or vibrations that simulate heartbeats. A device including a movable platform provides such stimuli within a neonatal intensive care incubator.
British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch

System for testing valves

This document provides systems and methods for testing of various kinds of valves. For example, this document provides systems and methods for accelerated life testing of prosthetic heart valves..
Ta Instruments-waters L.l.c.

Annuloplasty repair devices, systems and methods

An annuloplasty prosthesis and delivery system for implanting the prosthesis adjacent an annulus of a heart valve having leaflets for adjusting the annulus to improve valve function includes a ring prosthesis made of shape memory material and having tissue attachment members which attach to the annulus in the atrium and commissural legs extending from the ring between the leaflets and secure against the underside of the valve in the ventricle. The prosthesis is carried via an orientation loop and attaches to the heart tissue such that when the prosthesis is manipulated and relaxed the annulus is adjusted to reduce or eliminate regurgitation..
Serca Biomedical, Llc

Stented prosthesis delivery system having a bumper

Numerous delivery devices for delivery of a stented prosthesis, such as a stented prosthetic heart valve. Various delivery devices include a capsule that is advanced proximally to retain the stented prosthesis, which is secured over an inner shaft assembly of the delivery device.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Apparatus and heart valve repair

A device for gathering tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an outer tube extending in an elongated direction, a capture tool moveable in the outer tube between a contained position and a use position, and a tissue securing component disposed at a distal end of the outer tube and adapted to be applied to tissue captured by the capture tool and to hold the captured tissue in a gathered configuration. The capture tool may include two grasping members that are moveable relative to one another in the elongated direction.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Low profile transcatheter heart valve

A method of crimping an implantable prosthetic valve can include placing protective material over at least a portion of the implantable prosthetic valve. The protective material can be configured to occupy space between open cells of a frame of the implantable prosthetic valve to prevent damage to a leaflet structure of the implantable prosthetic valve.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Heart valve prosthesis for controlled thrombus development

The invention relates to a heart valve prosthesis including a heart valve a main body for supporting the heart valve. The heart valve includes a terminating material selected from material and configured to at least partially close a paravalvular leak by controlled thrombus development..
Biotronik Ag

Self-centering guide catheter

An example medical device is disclosed. The device includes a tubular member having a lumen defined therein and a distal end portion, the distal end portion defining a guidewire port.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Device for heart repair

A catheter device for repair of the heart by implanting an artificial chord is disclosed. The device comprises a leaflet anchor 10 for placement in a leaflet 12 of a heart valve, wherein the leaflet anchor 10 is arranged to be coupled to the artificial chord 14; and a mechanical gripper device 6 for grasping the leaflet 12 of the heart valve, wherein the gripper device 6 comprises a leaflet anchor channel for housing the leaflet anchor 10 in a folded configuration; the gripper device 6 and leaflet anchor 10 being arranged such that when, in use, the gripper device 6 grasps the leaflet 12, the leaflet anchor 10 can be pushed out of the leaflet anchor channel to pierce the leaflet 12 and form the leaflet anchor 10 into an unfolded configuration so that hooked formations of the leaflet anchor 10 can, in use, secure the leaflet anchor 10 in the leaflet 12..
Cardiomech As

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and image processing method

An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry. With respect to pieces of image data of a plurality of cross sections passing through the heart of a subject that have been collected by ultrasonically scanning each of the cross sections for a period of at least one heart beat, the processing circuitry performs tracking processing including two-dimensional pattern matching to generate pieces of analysis information in each of which a cardiac wall motion of the heart in each section is analyzed.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Analyzer

An analyzer in an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry identifies at least a part of a contour of a heart of a subject for an image corresponding to a first cardiac time phase and an image corresponding to a second cardiac time phase that are included in time-series images including the heart of the subject.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Biological information measuring device

A biological information measuring device includes: a pulse wave sensor unit which detects a pulse wave of a living body and outputs a pulse wave signal; an mcu which generates heart rate information and time information; a storage unit capable of storing the heart rate information; operation buttons which output an operation signal corresponding to an input operation by a person; and a display unit. The mcu displays the time information on the display unit in a time display mode, writes the heart rate information in the storage unit in a measuring mode, and displays the heart rate information on the display unit without writing the heart rate information in the storage unit in a heartbeat display mode.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Novel device and method to measure ventricular arterial coupling and vascular performance

A device and method for analyzing of a disturbed pattern of pulse wave front results in a non-invasive, real-time diagnostic tool of arterial vascular performance on both a global and regional scale. The device provides a single number quantifying how well the arterial tree as a whole is coupled to receive and distribute a stroke volume of a single heartbeat.
The Johns Hopkins University

Lease-based heartbeat protocol method and apparatus

A lease-based heartbeat protocol method is provided. The method may include sending a heartbeat request to a server device in a lease period, and receiving a heartbeat request response from the server device; and determining a retry sending at adaptive interval in response to the heartbeat request response being abnormal, and sending a retry heartbeat request to the server device again after the retry sending interval is past, until the lease period expires or a corresponding heartbeat request response is normal.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

System and accelerated angiographic magnetic resonance imaging

A magnetic resonance method and system are provided for projection mr imaging of vascular structures within a subject, with scan times that are shorter than those needed for conventional techniques. Image acquisition sequences are synchronized with heartbeat cycles of the subject, and are configured to generate image data having a reduced spatial resolution in the projection direction perpendicular to a preselected projection plane.
Northshore University Healthsystem

Melting furnace for producing metal

In production of a reactive metal using a melting furnace for producing metal having a hearth, ingots can be efficiently produced by efficiently cooling the ingots extracted from the mold provided in the melting furnace. In addition, an apparatus structure in which multiple ingots can be produced with high efficiency and high quality from one hearth, is provided.
Toho Titanium Co., Ltd.

Device, system, and transcatheter treatment of valve regurgitation

The invention relates to a device for use in the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve regurgitation, specifically a coaptation enhancement element for implantation across the valve; a system including the coaptation enhancement element and anchors for implantation; a system including the coaptation enhancement element, catheter and driver; and a method for transcatheter implantation of a coaptation element across a heart valve.. .
Middle Peak Medical, Inc.

Transapical supplanting an implanted prosthetic heart valve

A method of delivering a prosthetic heart valve to the aortic valve annulus while a patient's heart is beating is disclosed. The method includes accessing the left ventricle through an intercostal incision and forming a puncture in the left ventricle.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

System and cardiac valve repair and replacement

A method of delivering a prosthetic mitral valve includes delivering a distal anchor from a delivery sheath such that the distal anchor self-expands inside a first heart chamber on a first side of the mitral valve annulus, pulling proximally on the distal anchor such that the distal anchor self-aligns within the mitral valve annulus and the distal anchor rests against tissue of the ventricular heart chamber, and delivering a proximal anchor from the delivery sheath to a second heart chamber on a second side of the mitral valve annulus such that the proximal anchor self-expands and moves towards the distal anchor to rest against tissue of the second heart chamber. The self-expansion of the proximal anchor captures tissue of the mitral valve annulus therebetween..

Polymeric heart valve

A polymeric valve which may include a heart valve, and also may include a trileaflet heart valve includes a stent having a base and a plurality of outwardly extending posts from the base and equidistant from each other. A plurality of leaflets each connected to a corresponding one of the posts at one end, and each of the leaflets connected to the base.
The Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

Method and percutaneous delivery and deployment of a cardiac valve prosthesis

Catheter apparatuses and methods are provided for repairing heart valves, particularly mitral valves. The method includes providing a catheter having an elongate, flexible body, with a proximal end and a distal end.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center

Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and image processing method

An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry obtains three-dimensional medical image data, taken by using an ultrasound probe, of a region including a heart valve of a patient and a catheter inserted into a heart chamber of the patient.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Method of measuring the heart rate and respiratory rate of a human being

The invention relates to a method for measuring the human heartbeat rate, comprising the steps of: 1) obtaining a video of the measured subject; 2) parsing the video into a series of image frames; 3) arranging the multiple generated image frames in sequential order; 4) detecting the position of the region of the face in each image; 5) obtaining the facial fluctuation frequency of the measured object according to the change of the position of the face region in the image frame system.. .

Device for measuring human heartbeat rate, respiration rate and body temperature

The utility model relates to a device for measuring the heartbeat, respiration, and body temperature of a human body, comprising of a shell and a base, wherein a pcb board, a buzzer, and a multi-point infrared temperature sensor and a camera are arranged in the shell. The infrared temperature sensor is used for temperature sampling of m×n sampling points, where m≧3, n≧3, and the camera is used for acquiring the video image of the measured object..

Image-analysis for assessing heart failure

An apparatus for assessing heart failure can include an image sensor configured to capture image data of a patient, a sensor configured to capture sensor data for the patient, a memory configured to store the image data and the sensor data, and a processor coupled to the image sensor, the sensor, and the memory. The processor is configured to receive image data in response to detecting a biological condition from the sensor data, wherein the biological condition is indicative of psychophysiological health and cardiac health.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and pacing parameter optimization using heart sounds

A medical device system and associated method predict a patient response to a cardiac therapy. The system includes for delivering cardiac pacing pulses to a patient's heart coupled to a cardiac sensing module and a cardiac pacing module for generating cardiac pacing pulses and controlling delivery of the pacing pulses at multiple pace parameter settings.
Medtronic, Inc.

Staged development devices and methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery

A delivery device for a collapsible heart valve includes an operating handle and a catheter assembly. The operating handle includes a frame defining a movement space therein, a carriage assembly moveable in a longitudinal direction within the movement space, and a coupler having locked and unlocked conditions, the coupler being operatively connected to the carriage assembly for movement therewith.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Heart valves with increased effective orifice area

A prosthetic heart valve for implant in a human. The valve includes a wireform with undulating inflow cusps and outflow commissure posts to which flexible leaflets attach and coapt in a flow area.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Durable high strength polymer composites suitable for implant and articles produced therefrom

Thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite materials are disclosed that are suitable for use in a valve for regulating blood flow direction. In one aspect, the composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as a prosthetic heart valve leaflet.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

A heart valve treatment device and method

A heart valve therapeutic device has an elongate anchor wherein the anchor has a stiffness to hold its shape and location to support the valve element. The anchor may have a stylet or a shaped or stiff collar arranged to provide a desired shape to the anchor and it may be lockable.

Radiation tomography apparatus and program

There is provided a radiation tomography apparatus comprising: control means for controlling a data collection system to acquire first data by scanning a first scan region centering on a first position in a body axis direction of a subject in synchronization with heartbeats, and second data by scanning a second scan region adjacent to the first scan region and centering on a second position in the body axis direction in synchronization with the heartbeats; and reconstructing means for reconstructing an image of a slice between the first position and second position using the first and second data, the reconstructing means determining a view-angle-range-based use rate for the first data and a view-angle-range-based use rate for the second data according to a position of the slice relative to the first and second positions.. .

Noninvasive monitoring health characteristics

A wearable system and method for providing bcg data from a user including a wearable sensor configured to receive cardiogenic surface vibration waveforms, a calibrating sensor configured to receive cardiogenic center-of-mass (com) vibration waveforms, and a processor configured to use the com vibration waveforms as a template for modifying the surface vibration waveforms to provide health-related outputs. A systematic approach for elucidating the relationship between surface vibrations of the body in the head-to-foot direction from the wearable sensor, and the movements of the whole body as measured by the calibrating sensor is disclosed.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Display of temporally aligned heart information from separate implantable medical devices on an extracorporeal display

A cardiac rhythm management system includes a first implantable device such as a defibrillator and a second implantable device such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker. A programmer is configured to receive and display heart data emanating from the implantable defibrillator and from the leadless cardiac pacemaker.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Mobile terminal, smart watch, and performing authentication with the mobile terminal and the smart watch

The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a method capable of performing authentication using a smart watch, including: detecting a request for authentication for executing an application; measuring a user's heartbeat rhythm through a sensor mounted in a bottom of the smart watch when detecting the request for the authentication; and comparing the measured heartbeat rhythm with an already-stored heartbeat rhythm and thus performing the authentication on the application.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Heartbeat-based data synchronization apparatus and method, and distributed storage system

A heartbeat-based data synchronization method is disclosed. The method is applied to a distributed storage system, and at least one data block group is stored in the distributed storage system.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Biomarker compositions specific to coronary heart disease patients and uses thereof

The present invention relates to a disease-specific metabolite profile, and particularly to a biomarker composition obtained by screening from urine-specific metabolite profiles of coronary heart disease subjects. The present invention also relates to a use of the biomarker compositions in risk assessment, diagnosis, early diagnosis, or pathological staging of coronary heart disease, and to a method for risk assessment, diagnosis, early diagnosis, or pathological staging of coronary heart disease.
Bgi Shenzhen

Cyclic polypeptides for the treatment of heart failure

Or an amide, an ester or a salt thereof, or a bioconjugate thereof, wherein x1, x3, x4, x7, x8, x9, x10, x11, x12 and x13 are defined herein. The polypeptides are agonist of the apj receptor.

Blood circulation system

The preset invention discloses an artificial heart and lung apparatus (100) including a roller pump (120); a blood removal line (101); a first blood transfer line (104); a blood removal rate sensor (111) and a control unit (140) that performs linked control of the roller pump (120) in correspondence with a blood removal rate. The control unit (140) is capable of detecting that the blood removal rate deviates from a blood removal condition set in advance, and out-of-set condition blood removal is performed..
Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Blood circulation system

Disclosed is an artificial heart and lung apparatus (100) that can be connected to a patient (p), and transfers removed blood to a human body via a roller pump (120), the system including: the roller pump (120); a blood removal line (101) which transfers removed blood to the roller pump (120); a first blood transfer line (104) that transfers blood, which is transferred from the roller pump (120), to the human body; a blood removal rate sensor (111) that is provided in the blood removal line (101); and a control unit (140), in which the control unit (140) performs control such that a blood transfer rate of the roller pump (120) is in a specific range with respect to a blood removal rate measured by a blood removal rate sensor (111).. .
Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Support stent for transvalvular conduit

Miniature axial flow pumps are implanted inside the heart or major arteries to provide hemodynamic support. These pumps commonly utilize tubular blood conduit tubes to transport blood across the aortic valve.

Apparatus for controlled heart valve delivery

A prosthetic implant delivery assembly can include a prosthetic implant and an elongate catheter. The prosthetic implant can include an expandable stent portion having a longitudinal axis extending from a first end portion of the stent to a second end portion of the stent.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Transcatheter valve with paravalvular leak sealing ring

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent extending from an inflow end to an outflow end and a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets coupled to the stent. The prosthetic heart valve may also include a sealing ring coupled to the inflow end of the stent, the sealing ring comprising a tube extending circumferentially around the inflow end of the stent.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Transcatheter prosthetic valve for mitral or tricuspid valve replacement

A prosthesis secures a replacement valve in a heart. The prosthesis includes a radially expandable inflow section and outflow section, and migration blocker rods.
Valcare, Inc.

Replacement heart valve

A replacement heart valve can have an expandable frame configured to engage a native valve annulus. A valve body can be mounted onto the expandable frame to provide functionality similar to a natural valve.
Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc

Prosthetic heart valve having multi-level sealing member

Embodiments of a prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. An implantable prosthetic valve may be radially collapsible to a collapsed configuration and radially expandable to an expanded configuration.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable frame having a main body, an atrial portion, and at least one ventricular anchor. The atrial portion extends radially outwardly relative to the main body and the ventricular anchor extends from a ventricular end of the main body.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Methods of making durable multi-layer high strength polymer composite suitable for implant and articles produced therefrom

A thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite material is disclosed that is suitable for use in various implanted configurations. The composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as heart pacing lead or heart valve leaflet.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Devices and systems for docking a heart valve

Expandable docking stations for docking an expandable valve can include a valve seat, one or more sealing portions, and one or more retaining portions. The valve seat can be unexpandable or substantially unexpandable beyond a deployed size.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Sensor information processing apparatus

A filter to cut at least a harmonic component of a frequency component derived from breathing of a person to be observed is applied to a detected signal of a wireless sensor, and a heartbeat component of the person is detected in a signal having passed through the filter.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Physiological sensor delivery device and method

An intravascular sensor delivery device for measuring a physiological parameter of a patient, such as blood pressure, within a vascular structure or passage. In some embodiments, the device can be used to measure the pressure gradient across a stenotic lesion or heart valve.
Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

Biomarkers for risk prediction of mortality

The present invention relates to a method for predicting the risk of a subject of rapidly progressing to chronic heart failure and/or of hospitalization due to chronic heart failure and/or death. The method is based on the determination of at least one biomarker selected from the group consisting of a bnp-type peptide, igfbp7 (igf binding protein 7), a cardiac troponin, soluble st2 (sst2), fgf-23 (fibroblast growth factor 23), and growth differentiation factor 15 (gdf-15), in a sample of a subject.
Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

Biomarker compositions specific to coronary heart disease patients and uses thereof

The present invention relates to a disease-specific metabolite profile, and particularly to a biomarker composition obtained by screening from blood plasma-specific profiles of coronary heart disease subjects. The present invention also relates to a use of the biomarker compositions in risk assessment, diagnosis, early diagnosis, or pathological staging of coronary heart disease, and to a method for risk assessment, diagnosis, early diagnosis, or pathological staging of coronary heart disease.
Bgi Shenzhen

Flexible smart release tool

A flexible smart release tool enables a control unit at the surface to individually communicate with release tools that are located downhole. The release tools may be individually addressed using a unique logical identifier.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Method and device for recognising the condition of vehicle occupants

The physical and/or mental condition of a vehicle occupant can be recognized on the basis of a bcg (ballistocardiograph) signal, which is obtained by means of a bcg sensor. The bcg sensor is an mem sensor; a cross-correlation of the bcg signal with heartbeat parameters is carried out in an optimum filter, which heartbeat parameters are varied within predefined limits to find a maximum of the cross-correlation function; and probable peaks are located in a cross-correlation function found in this manner and the heart rate is calculated therefrom..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Delivery of cardiac stimulation devices

Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Blood circulation system

An artificial heart and lung apparatus includes a roller pump; a blood removal line; a first blood transfer line; a blood removal rate sensor; a control unit that performs the linked control of the roller pump in correspondence with a blood removal rate; and a blood transfer rate adjustment unit that instructs the roller pump to transfer a blood transfer rate. The blood transfer rate adjustment unit includes an operation amount input unit to which an operation amount from an arbitrary circumferential position can be input, and which outputs a pulse signal according to the input operation amount.
Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Trans-catheter ventricular reconstruction structures, methods, and systems for treatment of congestive heart failure and other conditions

Embodiments described herein include devices, systems, and methods for reducing the distance between two locations in tissue. In one embodiment, an anchor may reside within the right ventricle in engagement with the septum.
Bioventrix, Inc.

Devices and methods for heart valve repair

Devices and methods provide enhanced treatment of a cardiac valve annulus. Methods generally involve contacting an anchor delivery device with the valve annulus and releasing a plurality of coupled anchors from the anchor delivery device to secure the anchors to the annulus.
Guided Delivery Systems, Inc.

Convertible annuloplasty ring configured to receive an expandable prosthetic heart valve

The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded/changed form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The implant may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace/repair a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Methods of rapidly deployable surgical heart valves

A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Puckering seal for reduced paravalvular leakage

A heart valve assembly includes a heart valve, a self-expandable and collapsible stent, and a sealing member. The stent includes an inflow end and an outflow end and is configured to support the heart valve internally.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Prosthetic heart valve and method

A system for replacing a deficient native aortic valve includes an implantable prosthetic valve having a self-expandable frame and a valve assembly formed with three valve leaflets. The self-expandable frame includes a plurality of support beams, each support beam having a plurality of preformed bores for allowing the valve assembly to be anchored to the frame at least in part by stitching that extends through the leaflets and through the preformed bores of the support beams.
Edwards Lifesciences Pvt, Inc.

Stents for prosthetic heart valves

A stented valve including a stent structure having a generally tubular body portion, an interior area, a longitudinal axis, an first end, an second end, and an outer surface; at least one outflow barb extending from the outer surface of the stem adjacent to the first end of the stent structure and toward the second end of the stent structure; at least one inflow barb extending from the outer surface of the stent adjacent to the second end of the stent structure and toward the first end of the stent structure; and a valve structure attached within the interior area of the stent structure.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Portable measurement of cardiovascular health, system, and method thereof

The disclosure is related to a portable apparatus, and a system for measurement of cardiovascular health, and a method for the same. The portable apparatus is preferably a cuff-less blood pressure device that includes an electrode-based module and a piezoelectric sensor module.
Kentec Inc.

Device group partitions and settlement platform

Device group partitions and a settlement platform are provided. In some embodiments, device group partitions (e.g., partitions of devices based on associated device groups) are provided.
Headwater Research Llc

Shared resource management

Various examples are directed to systems and methods for executing a computing job at a computing node of a distributed computing system. A node controller may receive computing job request data from a system controller.
Red Hat, Inc.

Pregnant abdominal system and associated devices, systems, and methods

Simulated pregnant abdominal systems and associated devices, systems, and methods are provided. The pregnant abdominal systems allow an interactive scenario simulating a routine gestation palpation of a fetal baby, the performance of an external cephalic version as well as the leopold's maneuvers.
Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.

High definition coloring of heart chambers

A 3-dimensional image is displayed in high resolution colors by generating a 3-dimensional model as a triangular mesh, converting the mesh into a grid of voxels, and assigning attribute values to a portion of the voxels. Laplacian interpolation based on the portion of the voxels is applied for iteratively calculating interpolated attribute values of other voxels.
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

Sphinogosine-1-phosphate receptor modulators for treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders

The invention provides compounds effective as sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulators for treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases, such as hypertension (including malignant hypertension), angina, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, angina pectoris, dysrhythmias, cardiomyothopy (including hypertropic cardiomyothopy), heart failure, cardiac arrest, bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, croup, emphysema, pleurisy, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pulmonary hypertension, mesothelioma, ventricular conduction abnormalities, complete heart block, adult respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis syndrome, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, retroperitoneal fibrosis, prevention of keloid formation, or cirrhosis.. .
The Scripps Research Institute

Telescoping catheter delivery system for left heart endocardial device placement

A transseptal catheter delivery system includes an elongate first tubular member and an elongate second tubular member receivable within the first tubular member. The first tubular member includes an adjustable portion adjacent a distal end.
Medtronic, Inc.

Use of ribose for treatment of subjects having congestive heart failure

A method for treating a human subject having congestive heart failure is disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes orally administering a 10 g to 50 g dose of d-ribose daily to a subject having congestive heart failure, wherein the d-ribose is administered in a single dose after fasting, and the administration of d-ribose is continued over a period of time effective to improve cardiac and/or physical function of the subject..
Ribocor, Inc.

Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve anulus, including the use of a bridge implant having an adjustable bridge stop

Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial adjustability and retrievability years after implant.
Mvrx, Inc.

Systems for placing a coapting member between valvular leaflets

The present invention relates to devices and methods for improving the function of a defective heart valve, and particularly for reducing regurgitation through an atrioventricular heart valve—i.e., the mitral valve and the tricuspid valve. For a tricuspid repair, the device includes an anchor deployed in the tissue of the right ventricle, in an orifice opening to the right atrium, or anchored to the tricuspid valve.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Heart valve anchoring device

The present invention relates to an anchoring device (1) designed for anchoring a prosthetic heart valve inside a heart, comprising an extraventricular part (2) designed to be positioned inside an atrium or an artery and a ventricular part (3) designed to be positioned inside a ventricle, wherein the ventricular part comprises a double wall composed of an outer wall (4) and an inner wall (5) spaced apart at the level where the prosthetic heart valve is intended to be inserted, and wherein the anchoring device further comprises a predefined v-shaped groove (8) formed between the extraventricular part (2) and the ventricular part (3). The present invention also relates to an anchoring system (11) for anchoring a prosthetic heart valve inside a heart, comprising said anchoring device (1), a prosthetic heart valve support (12) and a prosthetic heart valve (13) connected to the prosthetic heart valve support (12)..
Tricares Sas

Heart valve prostheses having multiple support arms and methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement

Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated methods for percutaneous or transcatheter heart valve replacement are disclosed herein. A heart valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes a frame having a valve support and a plurality of support arms extending therefrom.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Stethoscope system including a sensor array

A stethoscope system may include an array of sensors, which may include pressure sensors. The array may be implemented in a wearable “patch” that is conformable to a patient's body.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Sensor information processing apparatus

A target frequency band to be processed in a detected signal of a heartbeat sensor is controlled according to a detected signal of an inertial sensor.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Sensor information processing apparatus

A detected signal of a heartbeat sensor and a detected signal of an inertial sensor are received by a processor. The processor estimates a heart rate in a case where an exercise intensity obtain from the detected signal of the inertial sensor is equal to or more than a threshold value, based on a relation between the exercise intensity and a heart rate obtained from the detected signal of the heartbeat sensor during a period in which the exercise intensity obtained from the detected signal of the inertial sensor is less than the threshold value..
Fujitsu Limited

System and non-invasively controlling autonomic nerve activity

System and methods for monitoring and/or controlling nerve activity in a subject are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes electrodes configured to be placed proximate to a subject's skin, and a signal detector configured to detect electrical signals using the electrodes.
Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation

Sensor information processing apparatus

A heart rate is estimated based on a detected signal of an inertial sensor, and a timing to control a frequency band to be processed for a detected signal of a heartbeat sensor according to the estimated heart rate is delayed from an estimated timing of the heart rate.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Firmware security interface for field programmable gate arrays

This disclosure provides for implementing a firmware security interface within a field-programmable gate array (fpga) for communicating between secure and non-secure environments executable within the fpga. A security monitor is implemented within the programmable logic of the fpga as a soft core processor and the firmware security interface modifies one or more functions of the security monitor.
Raytheon Company

Treatment of congestive heart failure with electrical stimulation, and associated systems and methods

Systems and methods for treating congestive heart failure with high frequency stimulation are disclosed. A representative method for treating a patient includes applying an electrical signal having a frequency of from about 1 khz to about 100 khz to the patient via a treatment system that includes a signal delivery element in electrical communication with the patient's vagus nerve at a portion of the vagus nerve located at or proximate to the anterior interventricular junction of the patient's heart.
Nevro Corp.

Percutaneous temporary epicardial pacemaker system

This document provides devices and methods for the treatment of heart conditions. For example, this document provides a percutaneous temporary epicardial pacemaker device and system for treating heart arrhythmia..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Methods for anchoring a device at a native heart valve annulus

A method and device for anchoring a prosthetic heart valve or annuloplasty ring to a valve annulus in a heart and a method of implanting same is disclosed. The device can include a prosthetic valve or annuloplasty ring with one or more anchors configured to be threaded or otherwise passed underneath a native leaflet and/or subvalvular tissue to secure the device at the native annulus..
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Aortic insufficiency repair device and method

This application relates to methods, systems, and apparatus for replacing native heart valves with prosthetic heart valves and treating valvular insufficiency. In a representative embodiment, a support frame configured to be implanted in a heart valve comprises an annular main body formed by a plurality of angled struts, the main body including a plurality of peaks formed by the intersection of respective adjacent struts.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Transcatheter valve prosthesis

A transcatheter atrio-ventricular valve prosthesis for functional replacement of an atrio-ventricular heart valve in a connection channel, the prosthesis comprising a radially expandable tubular body extending along an axis, and a valve arranged within and attached to the tubular body. The tubular body is provided with an outer circumferential groove which is open to the radial outside of the tubular body, whereby the tubular body is separated by the outer circumferential groove into first and second body sections.
Highlife Sas

Detection of atrial fibrillation causes

This document provides devices and methods for the treatment of heart conditions. For example, this document provides devices and methods for detecting heart rotors such that effectively targeted cardiac fibrillation treatments can be provided..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Connection manager

Systems and methods are described for monitoring, maintaining, and selecting one or more network connections. One or more network connections may be selected based on preferences.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

Systems and methods for treating pulmonary hypertension

A system for treating heart disease, such as pulmonary hypertension or right heart failure, including an implantable component and external components for monitoring the implantable component is provided. The implantable component may include a compliant member, e.g., balloon, coupled to a reservoir via a conduit.
Aria Cv, Inc.

Medical heart valve repair

A surgical instrument for treating atrioventricular valve prolapse of the drained human heart, includes a handle for being held by a surgeon, a shaft extending distally from the handle, the shaft having a lumen open to a shaft distal end, a cannulated needle arranged in the shaft; with a distal end of the needle protruding from the shaft distal end at least in one possible needle position. The needle accommodates a first, distal implant equipped for being anchored in a papillary muscle, and a second, proximal implant shaped to hold on to a leaflet of an atrioventricular valve, the first and second implants each including a chord connector portion for connecting the respective implant to an artificial chord.
Universität Bern

System for loading a collapsible heart valve

An assembly for collapsing a self-expanding prosthetic heart valve includes a compression member, a support member and a constricting member. The compression member has a tapered wall between its first open end and its second open end, the tapered wall defining an open space adapted to receive the valve.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Suturing ring for prosthetic heart valves

The present subject matter describes a suturing ring for a prosthetic heart valve. The suturing ring has a variable annular thickness reducing continuously from a mid-circumferential plane of the suturing ring towards a top peripheral edge and a bottom peripheral edge of the suturing ring..

Apparatus and heart valve repair

A device for transcatheter gathering of tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an elongated tube extending in a longitudinal direction and having an open distal end, a tissue securing component disposed at the distal end of the elongated tube, and a capture tool movable in the elongated tube between a retracted position and an extended position. The elongated tube may have an inner surface and a lumen extending therethrough.
St. Jude Medical, Llc

System and mapping medical image of single heart chamber

A system of mapping a cardiac image of single heart chamber and a method thereof are disclosed. In the system and method thereof, one heart chamber (such as a left atrium, a left ventricular, a right atrium, right ventricular or aortic structure) can be selected in a 3d-based cardiac image (such as a ct or mri image), and slices of the selected heart chamber are reconstructed and unwrapped by a 2d mapping visual display manner.
National Yang-ming University

Emergency medical gloves

A pair of gloves for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) is disclosed. The left hand glove comprises a sensor detector in form of heart shape, or the like.

Delivery device for a stented prosthetic heart valve

A delivery device for percutaneously delivering a stented prosthetic heart valve includes a capsule assembly, a handle, and an outer stability shaft. The capsule assembly includes a capsule and a proximal shaft coupled to the capsule.
Medtronic, Inc.

Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for endovascularly delivering and releasing a prosthesis, e.g., an aortic prosthesis, within and/or across a patient's native heart valve, referred to hereinafter as replacing the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the delivery system comprises a plurality of first actuatable element adapted to engage a plurality of second elements in a first configuration to capture the implant within the delivery system, and wherein the plurality of first actuatable element are adapted to engage the plurality of second elements in a second configuration and to release the implant from the delivery system..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications

A prosthetic heart valve is provided with a cuff having features which promote sealing with the native tissues even where the native tissues are irregular. The cuff may include a portion adapted to bear on the lvot when the valve is implanted in a native aortic valve.
St. Jude Medical, Llc

Artificial valved conduits for cardiac reconstructive procedures and methods for their production

Artificial heart valve structures and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. The heart valve structures may be fabricated from a biocompatible polymer and include one or more heart valve leaflet structures incorporated within a conduit.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

Prosthetic heart valve cooling

Methods of compressing a stented prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. The method including inserting a stented prosthetic heart valve having a self-expandable stent frame into a container, initiating a cooling element in the container, transferring heat through a thermal conductor to cool an interior of the container, reducing a temperature of the self-expandable stent frame while located within the container to a critical temperature of not greater than 8° c., and compressing an outer diameter of the stented prosthetic heart valve while the stented prosthetic heart valve is at the critical temperature..
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Devices, using and monitoring heart valves

heart valves are provided, comprising a heart valve and a plurality of sensors. Briefly stated, heart valves having sensors, as well as related delivery devices are provided with a number of sensors to monitor the integrity and efficaciousness of the device.
Canary Medical Inc.

Quantitative heart monitoring and diagnostics

Described are systems, devices, and methods for deriving quantitative metrics of heart condition and function from one or more electrocardiograms or time-frequency maps derived therefrom. In various embodiments, repolarization indices for the left and right ventricles are determined from the t wave in respective electrocardiograms.
Heart Test Laboratories, Inc.

System and methods for treating mvo

Mvo is treated by introducing injectate into blood vessels affected by mvo at precise flow rates, while blocking retrograde flow, such that the natural pumping of the heart aids in forcing the injectate into the affected microvessels. Monitoring pressure distal of an occlusion balloon is used to determine treatment effectiveness and heart health..
Reflow Therapeutics Ag

Inflatable medical devices

Inflatable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The devices can be medical invasive balloons, such as those used for transcutaneous heart valve implantation, such as balloons used for transcatheter aortic-valve implantation.
Loma Vista Medical, Inc.

Method of repairing a heart valve

A method of repairing the heart valve is described. The method includes securing a first tissue anchor to a first posterior portion of annulus between posterior and anterior commissures; securing a second tissue anchor to a first anterior portion of the annulus between the posterior and anterior commissures; and securing a third tissue anchor to a second anterior portion of annulus between the posterior and anterior commissures.
Hangzhou Dinova Medtech Co., Ltd.

Systems for implanting an endoprosthesis

The invention relates to a catheter for the transvasculur implantation of prosthetic heart valves, in particular comprising self-expanding anchorage supports (10), which allow a minimally invasive implantation of prosthetic heart valves. The aim of the invention is to reduce the risk to the patient during the implantation.
Jenavalve Technology, Inc.

Prosthetic heart valve and method

A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of the distal portion.
Edwards Lifesciences Pvt, Inc.

Paravalvular leak protection

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, and a collapsible and expandable valve assembly, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets connected to at least one of the stent and a cuff. The heart valve further includes a conformable band disposed about the perimeter of the stent near the proximal end for filling gaps between the collapsible prosthetic heart valve and a native valve annulus..
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features

A prosthetic heart valve includes an annular frame that is adapted for (1) delivery into a patient's native heart valve annulus in a circumferentially collapsed condition, and (2) circumferential re-expansion when in the annulus, the frame, in an expanded condition. The frame having a longitudinal axis, an inflow end and an outflow end, a first portion of the frame adjacent the inflow end inclining radially outwardly in a direction toward the inflow end, and a second portion of the frame between the first portion and the outflow end bulging radially outwardly, the second portion of the frame being positioned between a first axial distance from the inflow end and a second axial distance from the inflow end.
St. Jude Medical, Llc

Two-stage collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves and anchoring systems

A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the stent in the expanded configuration having a longitudinal axis, an inflow end, an outflow end, a first portion adjacent the inflow end and a second portion adjacent the outflow end. The first portion includes a plurality of collapsible cells each having a perimeter and an open center; and the second portion includes a plurality of struts spaced from one another in an annular direction of the stent, the second portion of the stent being devoid of structure between annularly adjacent ones of the struts, whereby the annularly adjacent ones of the struts are not directly connected to one another.
St. Jude Medical, Llc

Systems and methods for heart valve therapy

Prosthetic heart valves described herein can be deployed using a transcatheter delivery system and technique to interface and anchor in cooperation with the anatomical structures of a native heart valve. Some embodiments of prosthetic mitral valves described herein include an anchor portion that couples the prosthetic mitral valve to the anatomy near the native mitral valve, and a valve portion that is mateable with the anchor portion..
Caisson Interventional, Llc

Methods and endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve

The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an anchor having an expandable braid.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Paravalvular sealing via extended cuff mechanisms

A prosthetic heart valve 300 may include a collapsible and expandable stent 306 having a proximal end 302, a distal end 304, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end, and a plurality of cells connected to one another in annular rows around the stent, a cuff 312 attached to the stent, and a sealing member 322 attached to the cuff and extending from a proximal end 313 of the cuff to a free edge 323. The sealing member 322 may be movable between an extended condition in which the free edge 323 is located proximally of the proximal end 302 of the stent 306, and an inverted condition in which the free edge is located distally of the proximal end of the stent and a first surface 324 of the sealing member confronts an outward-facing surface of the cuff.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Improved embolic protection device and method

A catheter device is disclosed comprising; an elongate sheath (503) with a lumen and a distal end for positioning at a heart valve (6), an embolic protection device (200) for temporarily positioning in the aortic arch for deflection of embolic debris from the ascending aorta to the descending aorta, said embolic protection device is connectable to a transluminal delivery unit (130) extending proximally from a connection point (131), and having: a frame with a periphery, a blood permeable unit within said periphery for preventing embolic particles from passing therethrough with a blood flow downstream an aortic valve into side vessels of said aortic arch to the brain of a patient, and at least one tissue apposition sustaining unit (300, 350) extending from said catheter, into said aortic arch, and being attached to said embolic protection device at a sustaining point (502), for application of a stabilization force offset to said connection point at said embolic protection device, such as at said periphery, and for providing said stabilization force towards an inner wall of said aortic arch, away from said heart, and in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal extension of said periphery, when said catheter device is positioned in said aortic arch, such that tissue apposition of said periphery to an inner wall of said aortic arch is supported by said force for improving stability and peripheral sealing. In addition related methods are disclosed..
Swat Medical Ab

System and reshaping right heart

The present teachings provide devices and methods of reshaping the right heart and reducing tricuspid valve regurgitation. Specifically, one aspect of the present teachings provides an inflatable device to be deployed in the space between the sternum and the right heart.
Mitralign, Inc.

Apparatus and heart valve repair

A device 10 for gathering tissue in a patient includes an elongated catheter 14 and a capture assembly 13 at a distal portion of the catheter. The capture assembly has a closed side 18 and a door 20 rotatable between an open condition and a closed condition.
St. Jude Medical, Llc

System and measuring hemodynamic parameters from the heart valve signal

A system and method for monitoring and diagnosing heart conditions may include capturing and processing a composite heart signal and isolating individual components of such a composite signal. The disclosed techniques of measuring hemodynamic parameters may extract information contained in cardio-pulmonic vibrations.
Aventusoft, Llc

Emotion estimation system, emotion estimation method, and computer-readable recording medium

An emotion estimation system includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process including, acquiring information on one user's heartbeat intervals measured continuously; classifying user's emotion as any one of at least two types of emotions on the basis of a value indicating a ratio of a value obtained as a result of frequency analysis of the acquired heartbeat interval information to a value indicating a gap between a predicted heartbeat interval calculated on the basis of the acquired heartbeat interval information and an actually obtained heartbeat interval; and performing a different output according to a result of the classifying.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Multi function smart wristlets

The embodiments disclose a new type of multi-function smart wristlets, in which a variety of electronic, optoelectronic, and thermal sensors are embedded. These sensors will collect data through various signals from both a person and the environment in order to perform many functions to help people improve their health; it also tells people of the environmental conditions in order for them to make the right decision about their outdoor activities.

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

System and extraction of the heart valve signals

A system for monitoring and diagnosing heart conditions includes a sensor array with accelerometers, an electrocardiogram sensor, and a system to capture and process the composite heart signals. The system performs source separation to extract information contained in cardio pulmonic vibrations.
Aventusoft, Llc

System and identification of the heart valve signals

A system for identifying heart valve signals includes a non-invasive sensor unit for capturing electrical signals and composite vibration objects, a memory containing computer instructions, and one or more processors coupled to the memory, where the one or more processors are configured to perform the steps of separating a plurality of individual heart vibration events from the composite vibration objects by using at least one among bin-wise clustering and permutation alignment, or non-negative matrix factorization, or deep belief networks and tagging the plurality of individual heart vibration events using at least one among principal component analysis, gabor filtering, generalized cross correlation, phase transform, smoothed coherent transformation, roth correlation or band filtering.. .
Aventusoft, Llc

System and marking cardiac time intervals from the heart valve signals

A system for marking cardiac time intervals from heart valve signals includes a non-invasive sensor unit for capturing electrical signals and composite vibration objects, a memory containing computer instructions, and one or more processors coupled to the memory. The one or more processors causes the one or more processors to perform operations including separating a plurality of individual heart vibration events into heart valve signals from the composite vibration objects, and marking cardiac time interval from the heart valve signals by detecting individual heartbeats and processing cumulative energy within the individual heartbeat to set a threshold to set a marking point..
Aventusoft, Llc

System and extraction, identification, marking and display of heart valve signals

A system (100) for monitoring and diagnosing heart conditions includes a sensor array (102) with accelerometers, an electrocardiogram sensor, and a system to synchronously capture and process (103, 105, or 106) composite heart signals. The system performs separation, identification and marking (201-205 or 501-509) of the signals, to extract information in cardiac vibrations.
Aventusoft, Llc

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Floormat physiological sensor

A stand-on physiological sensor (e.g. Floormat) measures vital signs and various hemodynamic parameters, including blood pressure and ecg waveforms.
Tosense, Inc.

Systemic delivery of virus vectors encoding urocortin-2 and related genes to treat diabetes-related cardiac dysfunctions and congestive heart failure

In alternative embodiments, provided are methods for treating, ameliorating or protecting (preventing) congestive heart failure (chf) or a diabetes-related cardiac dysfunction, comprising: providing a urocortin 2-encoding and/or a urocortin 3-encoding nucleic acid, transcript or message, or gene, operatively linked to a transcriptional regulatory sequence, optionally contained in an expression vehicle or a vector such as an adeno-associated virus (aav), e.g., an aav8 serotype; and administering to an individual or a patient in need thereof, such as a type 2 diabetic (t2dm), e.g., by iv administration, thereby treating, ameliorating or protecting against (preventing) the t2dm and/or the diabetes-related cardiac dysfunction in the individual or patient.. .
The Regents Of The University Of California

Method and composition for treating heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

A pharmaceutical composition for treatment of persons afflicted of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (hfpef), diastolic heart failure (dhf) or diastolic dysfunction (df), the composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound capable of specific binding to the relaxin receptor (rxfp1) present on fibroblasts, fibromyoblasts, endothelial cells, endocardial cells, and cardiomyocytes in the cardiac muscle to increase the heart's stroke volume at lower end-diastolic pressure.. .
Relaxera Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft Mbh & Co. Kg

Artemisinin and its derivatives for use in the treatment of trauma haemorrhage and associated conditions

The present invention relates to the treatment of trauma haemorrhage or trauma haemorrhage-induced organ injury and associated disorders (in particular stoke, burns and brain injury) using the anti-malarial compound artemisinin and its derivatives. The present invention also relates to the treatment of myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease (and associated disorders) using the anti-malarial compound artemisinin and its derivatives.
Queen Mary University Of London

Thrombus management and structural compliance features for prosthetic heart valves

A prosthetic heart valve can include an outer support assembly, an inner valve assembly, which define between them an annular space, and a pocket closure that bounds the annular space to form a pocket in which thrombus can be formed and retained. Alternatively, or additionally, the outer support assembly and the inner valve assembly can be coupled at the ventricle ends of the outer support assembly and the inner valve assembly, with the outer support assembly being relatively more compliant in hoop compression in a central, annulus portion than at the ventricle end, so that the prosthetic valve can seat securely in the annulus while imposing minimal loads on the inner valve assembly that could degrade the performance of the valve leaflets..
Tendyne Holdings, Inc.

Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves

A delivery system for delivery of an implantable stented device to a body lumen that includes an elongated member having a distal tip and a proximal end portion, a wire connection member positioned between the distal tip and proximal end portion of the elongated member, and a plurality of capturing wires extending from a distal end of the wire connection member. Each of the capturing wires includes a distal end having a lower portion that is moveable relative to an upper portion between an open position and a closed position, and a slot defined by the upper and lower portions when they are in the closed position..
Medtronic, Inc.

Device and temporary or permanent suspension of an implantable scaffolding containing an orifice for placement of a prosthetic or bio-prosthetic valve

In a surgical method for improving cardiac function, an implantable scaffold or valve support device is inserted inside a patient's heart and attached to the heart in a region adjacent to a natural mitral or other heart valve. The scaffold or valve support device defines an orifice and, after the attaching of the scaffold or valve support device to the heart, or temporary support while native valve leaflets and/or subvalvular structures are captured, a prosthetic or bio-prosthetic valve seated in the orifice, and the native valve may be retracted into the scaffold/replacement assembly to create a gasket for sealing the complex..

Inductive non-contact resistance measurement

Embodiments herein describe a user device that includes a dual purpose coil (or inductor) used when performing inductive sensing and when transferring electrical power to the user device. When performing inductive sensing, the user device couples the coil to a sensing circuit which measures a resistivity of a lossy material inductively coupled to the coil.
Synaptics Incorporated

Central cavity perfusion calculation

A system, method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for monitoring a perfusion of a patient. The system, method and computer readable storage medium receive an indication of a voltage applied across a chest of the patient via a first electrode, receive a measurement of a current across the chest of the patient, resulting from the applied voltage via a second electrode, generate an impedance-based respiratory rate waveform based on the applied voltage and the measured current, generate a fourier transform of the respiratory rate waveform relative to a heartbeat of the patient, isolate cardiac artifacts in the fourier trans form and generate a perfusion waveform indicating a perfusion of a chest cavity of the patient based on the isolated cardiac artifacts..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Artificial lung and artificial heart-lung circuit device

An artificial lung has a gas exchanger portion with an external circulation-type gas exchanging hollow fiber membrane bundle and a heat exchanger portion with a heat exchanging element. Various design parameters of the gas exchanger and heat exchanger portions are configured to obtain a predetermined performance factor.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Artificial lung and artificial heart-lung circuit device

An artificial lung has a gas exchanger portion with an external circulation-type gas exchanging hollow fiber membrane bundle and a heat exchanger portion with a heat exchanging element. Various design parameters of the gas exchanger and heat exchanger portions are configured to obtain a predetermined performance factor.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Pulmonary artery implant apparatus and methods of use thereof

The present invention relates to an implantable apparatus and methods of use thereof for treating congestive heart failure. An apparatus of this invention may be anchored by implantation of a section of the apparatus within in a branch pulmonary artery, for example the left pulmonary artery, which then positions and anchors another section, for example a device frame section of the apparatus within the main pulmonary artery.

System for improving cardiac function by sealing a partitioning membrane within a ventricle

Partitioning devices that may be secured and sealed within a heart chamber for separating a patient's heart chamber into a productive portion and a non-productive portion are described herein. The partitioning devices described herein may include a membrane with a plurality of inflatable elements.

Holder and deployment system for surgical heart valves

A holder for a hybrid heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The hybrid heart valve includes a non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a self-expandable anchoring stent, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Endovascular flexible stapling device

The present invention concerns a flexible stapling device (1). More particularly, this invention concerns a flexible endovascular stapling device (1) for an intravascular procedure such as patent foramen ovate closure, which is designed to avoid open heart surgery by permitting the closure of the defect utilizing a stapling means (26) which is positioned by using a flexible shaft/guidewire system..
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

Method and system for measuring flow through a heart valve

A system for presenting multiple parallel slices comprises a display for displaying ultrasound data comprising 3d doppler data over time. A user interface defines a proximal plane and a distal plane within the ultrasound data that are parallel to one another.
General Electric Company

Detecting seizures based on heartbeat data

A method includes receiving heartbeat data of a patient and receiving activity data of the patient. The activity data includes one or more activity values that are related to an activity level of the patient and that are measured independently of the heartbeat data.
Cyberonics, Inc.

Method, device, system and computer programme for filtering an rr series obtained from a cardiac signal with automatic checking of the quality of the rr series

The method is used for filtering an initial rr series of a plurality of (rri) samples which are respectively a function of the time intervals (δti) that separate two successive heartbeats. In order to carry out this filtering, one must automatically detect in the initial rr series if one or more successive (rri) samples are incorrect, and automatically correct in the rr series one or more of the (rri) samples detected as being incorrect by replacing them with one or more reconstructed (rrc) samples so as to obtain an rr series.
Mdoloris Medical Systems

Electronic device and computer-readable recording medium

An electronic device includes a storage that stores therein pulse rate ranges using a resting heart rate of a user as a reference to be associated with exercise amounts, respectively, and a processor. The processor executes a process including: acquiring a first sensor value and a second sensor value from a first sensor and a second sensor that are sensors worn on a body of the user, respectively, the first sensor detecting pulses and the second sensor detecting an acceleration; calculating a plurality of pulse rate candidates based on the acquired first sensor value; calculating an exercise amount of the user based on the acquired second sensor value; and specifying a pulse rate range stored in the storage to be associated with the calculated exercise amount and deciding a pulse rate candidate included in the specified pulse rate range as a pulse rate of the user..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Identity recognition with living signatures from multiple devices

Identity recognition is achieved using user's living signatures, such as a heartbeat signal, from multiple devices. A user requests identity recognition for using a first registered device, such as a mobile device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Rfid based event sensor

The disclosure is directed to a sensor in which the sensing capability is made possible without need for having an independent power source of the sensor. The sensor can include a standard rfid tag, a reed switch, and an antenna.
Facebook, Inc.

Method for predicting congenital heart defect

Particular aspects of the invention confirm significant differences in methylation of cytosine bases in many loci throughout the genome in cases of congenital heart defect (chd) compared to normal cases without chd. Additional aspects provide novel methods for the prediction of congenital heart defects that can be applied to embryos, fetuses, newborns and different stages of postnatal life including childhood and any time in later postnatal life, is disclosed.
Bioscreening And Diagnostics Llc

Ventricular assist device for intraventricular placement

A ventricular assist device includes a pump such as an axial flow pump, an outflow cannula connected to the outlet of the pump, and an anchor element. The anchor element is physically connected to the pump, as by an elongated element.
Heartware, Inc.

Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus

Anchors for securing an implant within a body organ and/or reshaping a body organ are provided herein. Anchors are configured for deployment in a body lumen or vasculature of the patient that are curved or conformable to accommodate anatomy of the patient.
Mvrx, Inc.

Devices and methods for transcatheter valve loading and implantation

The present disclosure relates to numerous devices and methods for transcatheter stented prosthetic heart valve loading and delivery. Such devices and methods reduce suture tangling and also provide the ability to adjust the stented prosthetic heart valve expansion and contraction prior to the final release of the stented prosthetic heart valve from the delivery device..
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Devices and methods for transcatheter valve loading and implantation

The present disclosure relates to numerous delivery devices and methods for transcatheter prosthetic heart valve loading, deployment and delivery utilizing at least one suture. Disclosed delivery devices utilize improved suture routing methods and configurations that reduce suture tangling and also provide the ability to adjust the prosthetic heart valve expansion and contraction prior to the final release of the prosthetic heart valve from the delivery device..
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Delivery system having retractable wires as a coupling mechanism and a deployment mechanism for a self-expanding prosthesis

A delivery system for transcatheter implantation of a heart valve prosthesis. The delivery system includes an outer sheath component defining a lumen therethrough, an elongate tube having at least two flat wires longitudinally extending from a distal end thereof, and self-expanding first and second frames disposed in series within a distal portion of the outer sheath component and held in a compressed delivery configuration therein.
Medtronic, Inc.

Valve delivery device with a piezochromatic feedback indicator and methods of use

heart valve delivery systems and methods for providing a clinician with feedback during a stented prosthetic heart valve delivery procedure. Feedback is provided using piezochromatic indicators incorporated into elements of the delivery device, such as the handle assembly, shaft assembly and capsule to indicate when detrimental forces, or forces nearing those that are detrimental, are being applied to the delivery device during the prosthetic heart valve loading, delivery or deployment procedure.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Delivery system having retractable wires as a coupling mechanism and a deployment mechanism for a self-expanding prosthesis

A delivery system for transcatheter implantation of a heart valve prosthesis. The delivery system includes an outer sheath component defining a lumen therethrough, an elongate tube having at least two flat wires longitudinally extending from a distal end thereof, and self-expanding first and second frames disposed in series within a distal portion of the outer sheath component and held in a compressed delivery configuration therein.
Medtronic, Inc.

Heart valve prosthesis for percutaneous replacement of a tricuspid valve, and system comprising a heart valve prosthesis of said type

The invention relates to a heart valve prosthesis for percutaneous replacement of a tricuspid valve including a stent-type support structure and a biological heart valve; the stent-type support structure can autonomously expand from a radially compressed state into a radially expanded state and includes a fluid-tight cover which extends like a tube over at least some portions of the support structure; the heart valve is arranged in a lateral opening in the support structure. Embodiments further relate to a system including a heart valve prosthesis of said type..

Transcatheter heart valve replacement systems, heart valve prostheses, and methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement

Prosthetic heart valve devices, heart valve replacement systems and associated methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement are disclosed herein. A transcatheter heart valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes an expandable frame having a plurality of commissure posts extending therefrom, a radially expandable inflow member attached to the plurality of commissure posts, and a locking mechanism operably coupled to a wire.
Medtronic, Inc.

Systems for replacing a native heart valve and aorta with a prosthetic heart valve and conduit

A medical device includes an expandable conduit, a prosthetic heart valve and a delivery device, including a balloon catheter. The expandable conduit may include one or more inner or outer sleeves supported by a frame or stent.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Bowed runners for paravalvular leak protection

A prosthetic heart valve for replacing a native valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, the stent being formed of a plurality of struts forming cells. A valve assembly is disposed within the stent, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets and a cuff.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.





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